Evening Greeting

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Good Evening Friends!

I hope you had a wonderful start to our new week. I have to say, I’ve been honored to talk with not only a Canadian but in addition, American Veteran today. Mr Cyre and I have a few mutual friends on Facebook. I extended my appreciation for his service and writing striked up such a lovely conversation.

There’s so many people in this world. I love that we’re all different and really the same. We have our stories to share, and need to be heard. We all have something, an experience, that will inspire someone else.

I hope you would greet him with warm wishes. I’m so happy he’s here with us.

With Love and Light

Nova Namastè

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Nova’s Wise Words Wednesdays

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The biggest behavior that influences every area of life, and those we come in contact with is consistency. Whether the result is positive or negative, when there’s consistency, there’s an impact.

Nova Namastè

Positive Affirmations 4 Men

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No man should ever feel life is theirs, and all pain is of theirs, to cope with alone. No man should struggle with the internal beast that haunts, steals, and destroys simply because society says differently.

Here’s a few affirmations specially for my male readers, who might need to hear them.

These, and more, can be found on Motivational Joe’s page.

  1. The tone of my masculine voice communicates strength and confidence.
  2. I have a magnetic, warm, and masculine presence and handshake.
  3. I am a leader and influential man who gains respect through my actions.
  4. I am a giving man who knows how to make others feel happy about life.
  5. I am a man who is confident and strong yet caring and corroborative.

You fellas are just as badass as us women. You can be human and masculine at the same time. You have support here.

With Love & Light,

Nova Namastè

Coming Out About Mental Health On Social Media | Kaiser Health News

💕🤗🥰 Beckie & Ash, check this out.

Talking about your mental health on social media is a thing, and it could actually help.
— Read on khn.org/news/coming-out-about-mental-health-on-social-media/

Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday, October 3, 2019

Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday, October 3, 2019

Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday, October 3, 2019
— Read on godoggocafe.com/2019/10/03/promote-a-poet-writer-thursday-october-3-2019/

Morning Mindset

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Good Morning, Afternoon, & Evening Bloggers:) This really hit home for me this am. I had a strong sense that this message is for someone else, as well. I hope, with it, you feel a weight lifted and some peace fall upon you. Even whenever something is wrong, we don’t have to stress and energize all these negative vibes. Time works things out, and most happens as it should.

Choose Peace of Mind

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Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 

Namastè

Pastor Jarrid Wilson, An Advocate For Mental Health, Dies By Suicide | The Rickey Smiley Morning Show

It’s utmost important men accept that they’re human; and, it’s ok to acknowledge feelings. It doesn’t make him look less masculine. It won’t make women less attracted to them. It’s not a sign of weakness. Mental health affects every area of one’s life. If we won’t nurture that part of ourselves, we’ll forever remain messy. Please guys, talk to someone… anyone… if you are having difficulty.

Jarrid Wilson, an associate pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship church in California who was also a mental health advocate, died on Sept. 9, 2019 by suicide. He was 30 years old. 
— Read on rickeysmileymorningshow.com/2064400/pastor-who-was-an-advocate-for-mental-health-dies-by-suicide/

Jarrid Wilson, an associate pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship church in California who was also a mental health advocate, died on Sept. 9, 2019 by suicide. He was 30 years old. 
— Read on rickeysmileymorningshow.com/2064400/pastor-who-was-an-advocate-for-mental-health-dies-by-suicide/

7 Powerful Steps to Successfully Being Your Own Therapist • The How to Social Worker

This is quite empowering! I hope you feel it helpful!

Being your own therapist isn’t easy. These steps walk you through self therapy to take control of your emotions. Care to be in your own driver seat?
— Read on http://www.thehowtosocialworker.com/being-your-own-therapist/

Men’s Mental Health – Why it has become the Silent Epidemic, and what to do about it – Life Lab Magazine

Guys, it’s ok to be human and express yourself. Sure it may not feel natural but uncomfortable is EXACTLY how you grow. I’m here if you need support 🤗🤗💚💚

#mentalhealth

Men’s mental health has become a silent epidemic. Read on to find out more about this issue, and what you can do to help yourself
— Read on lifelabmagazine.com/mens-mental-health-why-it-has-become-the-silent-epidemic-and-what-to-do-about-it/

Embracing You

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Brenè Brown is one of my favorite people. She’s real and accepting of all that she is as a woman, human, and an adult. I saw her Netflix special; it changed my life. She empowered me to embrace more acceptance of who I am. I wanted to share this incredible footage with you. These posts were taken from this site. I couldn’t find that particular video but here are a few others that are just as amazing.

Hope you enjoyed these and forever embrace yourself with more gentle grace.

NAMASTÈ 🙏🏼

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Blog Party Details

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Hey Hey!!

Who’s excited to party??!!!

Kristian & I are stoked!! We’re beyond ourselves excited because Autumn is a beautiful time of year, and what a better way to fall into the season than with you talented and beautiful people!!

So, the “meeting place” IS WordPress… SPECIFICALLY, A certain post that will be called “Blog Party VIPs”… (which excludes NO ONE)….

This VIP room is password protected! If you think you might have even 5-10 minutes to stop in, PLEASE EMAIL ME dreambeliever2010@outlook.com for the password!! Write ” Password” in the subject line so I don’t miss it.

The daily countdown is on my actual website: https://mynamaste365online.blog! The posters are also located there:)

EEEKKKKKK!!

Ok!! The daily countdown posts will be starting soon, as well!! 😀

What Are Your Emotions Really Telling You? | Brighter Path Counseling

This is profound:

One important note to remember is that your emotions are not facts.  Your emotions are entirely valid- meaning that they are never right or wrong.  But, they are not always based on realistic or rational thoughts

One important note to remember is that your emotions are not facts.  Your emotions are entirely valid- meaning that they are never right or wrong.  But, they are not always based on realistic or rational thoughts. 
— Read on www.brighterpathcounseling.com/what-are-your-emotions-really-telling-you/

These 27 Self-Care Charts Will Get You Through The Rest Of This Week

Highly recommend you take a look at this, and reference it when needed 💚💚💚💚

These 27 Self-Care Charts Will Get You Through The Rest Of This Week
— Read on www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/peggy/self-care-charts

Fandango’s Provocative Question

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You can find all the details to his thought provoking post HERE🙂

His question: What are the 3 biggest challenges in your country right now? If you’re not Up-to-date on the news, you can respond on a personal level.

I don’t follow the news much; however, one doesn’t need to in order to see big issues in my country.

#1. Racism has been and forever will be the biggest challenge. Sadly, it’s the easiest one to fix. No motherfucker is better than the next. We all are immortal and we all hurt. One day we all are going to die. The ones who are remembered choose to live life with intention and a long term purpose.

#2. Gun violence, unfortunately, has crept it’s way up under the wing of issue 1. I don’t understand why the world feels shooting is going to solve problems. It’s everywhere though. Just last week, right outside a local public library, here in Cleveland, a man shot another man over some weed. The victim didn’t survive. He was 19.

#3. Poverty is the third biggest issue. Again, I’m starting to believe this is a global issue, but I don’t understand why. There’s more empty houses in the United States than there are homeless individuals??!!! It makes no sense. There’s been reports in the last few years where laws and restrictions have been placed about what can be done with outdated food or overstock.

It seems that alittle more love and kindness can solve all kinds of problems… Or maybe I’m just nieve.

Why nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment

A growing body of scientific evidence is making clear the connection between good nutrition and good mental health.
— Read on theconversation.com/why-nutritional-psychiatry-is-the-future-of-mental-health-treatment-92545

Gratitude Journal 07/22/19

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What I’m grateful for today?

  • A break in the heatwave
  • Fresh mornings
  • Signs of victory
  • Alexa
  • Siri
  • Refrigerator
  • Google maps
  • Lighters
  • Pennies
  • Rainy Days
  • Brown eyes
  • Quietness

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

NAMASTÈ 

Good Morning Y’all 🌸

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I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend this far. Our weather, here, feels great!! It’s a perfect reason to feel happy, of some degree. Here’s a few morning affirmations to help start your day with positivity.

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I also want to give a special shoutout to my newest followers!! I appreciate you following me, hope you enjoy your experience here, and find the resources helpful.

Working On Us – Week 6

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This is my interpretation of Beckie’s Mental Mess, weekly “Working on Us” prompt. You can read more about it here🙂

She posted a few questions, as well as a picture (or two). Same as she does every week.

This week I was struggling to choose between the two photos, so I’m going to do the first.

IMAGE #1:

I immediately thought, on that’s simple… Depression is dark and the tree is signifying the way out. The more I stared at it, something deeper happened.

The blackened area is nearly impossible to navigate. That’s what depression feels like. There’s no light, no sense of direction. The darkened area is also enclosed. There’s endless darkness; and it feels like it’s going to swallow us up. There’s no hope, no way out, no running from it, no avoiding it…

It’s then, that depression leads to in bed all day. It leads to no showers for days, little appetite, all that is colorless, dingy, gloomy, and powerless. Our depression doesn’t remove what we have. It merely dims the light around it, with grief, lies, and black.

It takes deliberate persistence to refind that mustard seed of hope. It’s always been there; it’ll always be there. The tree is our roots, the center that keeps us grounded. It’s the truths that shine, despite circumstances.

This was a refreshing reminder that our circumstances don’t remove roots of our true selves.   

3.2.1 Quote Me – Hope

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I was tagged, on July 3rd, by Beckie’s Mental Mess, to participate in the 3.2.1 Quote Me Challenge. The chosen word this time is HOPE 🙂 {My favorite word, tying with love and faith.}

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller

We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.

Aristotle Onassis
(interesting twist of the word)

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

Robert Kennedy

My own:

Let hope not fall and fade, but rather, live and grow through acts of kindness.

Nova Namastè


I tag:

John

Paula

Kristian

Gratitude Journal 07/4/19

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What I’m grateful for today?

Photo Credit: Pexel

07/04/19

  • Corn on the Cobb
  • Sparklers
  • Butter
  • Legos
  • Lawnmowers
  • Poetry
  • Pinterest
  • Beauty products
  • Baby wipes
  • Kindness

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

NAMASTÈ 

Sunday’s Gratitude Journal

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What I’m Grateful for today?

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06/30/19

  • TV
  • Ice cream
  • Shower
  • My vehicle
  • Clothes

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

NAMASTÈ 

“Working on Us” Week #4

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Featured image found in Beckie’s Blog.
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Every Thursday, Beckie, from Beckie’s Mental Mess, blogs about the dangerously increasing issue of mental health. She includes a few questions and an image, encouraging participants to write of that which sparks inspiration. You can check out last week’s submittions by clicking the link above.

I am usually drawn to the images in the prompt. This week follows suite.

Caged

The darkness fell upon her,

Just as the sunset faded to night.

She feared these hours, most.

The voices would soon, resonate,

The secrets of her past, horrors of

Her life, and lies about her character.

Quiet Whispers, subtle and familiar,

The haunting familiarity of endless hours.

Her mistakes visited, stared her in the face.

Anxiety attacked every inch of her weakening confidence.

Insecurities surfaced, breaking her down.

The night brought her storms,

Caging her into solitude, fearful of judgement.

She struggled with facing society, functioning normally,

And do so while sensing judgement from every passerby.

Until, one day, she declared, “Enough!”

She spread her wings

And broke free.

Gratitude Journal

06/21/19
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I’m going to create a Gratitude Journal so I intentionally and consistently focus on the good in my life. Please feel free to add your contributions in a comment below.

06/21/19

  • Sunshine
  • Coffee
  • Fridays
  • Tampons
  • Pamprin
  • Incense

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

NAMASTÈ 🙏🏼

Nova’s Wise Words Wednesdays

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Every morning, remind yourself that you are a unique design. No one before you, currently, or after you… Will ever be you!

You come with a special combination of characteristics, abilities, and gifts. You come with things that only you can give, teach, and contribute to this world.

It’s vital you remember that 🌈💚.

NAMASTÈ 🙏🏼

Working on Us- Week 3

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Unfortunately, I missed Beckie’s “Working on US “, last week ; however, I plan to catch up. Here’s where you can read more about week 3.

This week, she posted a few thought – provoking questions and this beautiful photo.

A rainbow is symbolic in countless of ways. First, it’s a sign of beauty after a nasty storm. It’s a gift after my endurance through tears. Every rainbow I’ve ever seen has silenced my mind and provided a warm glow in my heart.

Secondly, it’s a significant sign that represents my LGBTQA+ Community. This is apart of my identity. It’s a collection of colors that represent groups of individuals. This minority community withstands so much grief and hatred simply because we’re different. The rain is a constant heavy down pour.

Finally, the colors represent psychological significants to the viewers. In addition, rain reminds me of renewed life. Water isn’t a bad thing; it’s actually essential to all living things. It quenches the thirst of our earthly friends, plants, and crops. It reminds me of nature’s way of providing needs to all that it contains. It reminds me that tears wash away some of my pain, and it allows for room to grow. My tears release hormones that previously had been absent.

Here’s the psychology of color.

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Nova’s Wise Words Wednesdays

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“The more you intentionally search for that which makes your heart smile, the longer such a list grows. “

” The day we stop extending mercy and grace, especially to those who cross us, is the day we stop the evolution of the human race.”

Namastè 🙏🏼

Tuesday Greetings

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Good Morning Wonderful People 😀

It’s been a few days since I’ve posted. I’ve been reevaluating my life and future since this recent big change. It scary, slightly, because I felt my sense of direction has been removed. In a way, it has. Change rearranges our lives… And introduces us to new opportunities.

I had such a message sent to me yesterday, that’s inspired me to write a love story.

” If I ever saw an angel, it was in your eyes, for this I will sweep you off your feet and make God regrethe left an angel behind.”

Maybe if I do this, I’ll feel some healing. I’ll know someone has the love they deserve, even then some. LoL, does that make sense to anyone else?

Ok, my girls and I are off to do laundry and back out to the creek! 🙂

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Namastè 🙏🏼

My Mental Health Journey 16

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This comic strip is so relatable. This one, particularly, speaks about my life.

My heart’s so broken. That’s the risk I chose for loving with my whole heart. I knew that risk from the beginning. I accepted it.

Over the last two years and 4 months, little did I know how challenge… How strenuous life would be on my heart… And my mind, for that matter.

I woke up some days questioning my sanity. I woke up some days numb to everything. I cried for hours. I lost weight… More than normal.. From not eating.

This time period wasn’t all bad. There were some great moments, too. Moments of growth. Moments of change and forgiveness. Moments of ecstasy.

His surgery erased memories. His concussion erased so much of the previous 5 months, the months we worked so hard on to rebuild something… And move forward to something that felt good… Felt normal.

Now, like today, as it’s happened repeatedly before, he misinterpreted something I said, and crap hit the fan. It happened so fast… And he was so righteously ignorant to me. He spoke of my faults when clearly he was trying to justify his to himself… And knew they were Ugly. He knew they were wrong… The things he was saying, the decisions he was making.

These decisions were based off of these assumptions about me. He doesn’t remember nearly two years for his decisions to be fact based. That’s what hurt me the most. There’s no one who would have stood beside him and supported him as I have… No one. I can’t go into details, you’d never believe me anyway… But trust me, no one else would have.

Despite his lack of verbally communicating with me… And his lack of memories, he spoke to me as if I was some ignorant bitch. He spoke to me as if he knew my intentions, and what I thought about him. He spoke to me as if I was an enemy…

From his reactions to the conversation, he made changes to this job offer he extended me… One I never asked for. Because it’s within this argument he changed his offer, he knows it’s wrong that he did so… Though he says it’s because of his kids. Everyone was fine before. No one (but me of course but I’m the bitch) felt short changed with his time.

That’s the very issue we’ve always had. It’s the issue that started the war today. I get sick of his absence in my life and he finds a way to make it my fault. He didn’t remember how often this happened since 2017. He therefore couldn’t see how much I deserved to be tired of it… Which is the hurt I was expressing.

I’ve struggled with believing myself loveable since 2014 when my daughters father killed himself. I really took it personally, like I’m incapable of being loved… Or having a healthy relationship… Or accepting it… Or being in a relationship (or marriage) I actually want to fix and fight for… God knows I’ve struggled…

With him, I felt a sense of completion… A sense of direction. That life was finally moving up… And now I question everything… Because a man thought he could carelessly change this job offer as if he’s dangling it over my head… As if I deserve shit. As if I’m going to accept difficulty in my life. As if he’s doing me a favor.

The trust was broken when he allowed personal business to mix with professional… Because I’m not accepting anything from him, while forever waiting for him to suddenly change something again because he got pissy.

I’m just hurt and sad and broken and lost and this is where I am right now. It’s my story right now… And I just need moral and emotional support. I don’t need advice.. Trust me… I’m not asking to be fixed.

Namastè 🙏🏼

Looking Kinda Blue

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I’m feeling so emotional, sensitive, and blue today 😦 I’m certain it’s a bad mix of little sleep, crappy weather, and not enough time with my boyfriend. In trying so hard not to be sad or whiny or pathetic or sensitive. I’m trying hard to keep facts front and center so I don’t irrationally make something from nothing. I’m trying hard to accept where I am and not let this ruin my day. Something created this, but it’s what it is and I’m trying to just “get through it.”

How’s everyone else doing today? Tomorrow’s Friday!… Anyone with weekend plans? Maybe some positivity would do us all some good.

In a comment, would you please share with me something you’re thankful for or that made you smile.

NAMASTÈ🙏🏼

I’m Concerned: Please Read

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There’s blogs that I visit more regularly that others. Not to say, each of you isn’t incredibly talented and haven’t attention worthy material, because that isn’t true.

I’ve noticed that The Alchemist’s Studio hasn’t been in my notifications. I also noticed that he’s not posted a blog update since the second to last Wednesday in May (two weeks now).

That feels “off” to me. Us “feelers” can understand why that’s alarming. If anyone has direct contact with our fellow blogger, wold you please reach out to him and make certain he’s ok?

I’m sure he would appreciate the kind gesture. I’m sure any of us would should we be “absent” for some time.

Namaste

Working on Us~ Beckie’s Mental Health Prompts: Week #1

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What I LOVE about this idea is it’s our chance to express ourselves and our truths in a safe and supportive group. We are able to share without fear of judgements and condemnation. Thank you Beckie, for creating this safe haven. If you’d like to participate in the weekly Mental Health Prompt, you can find all the details with Ms. Beckie, here.

This image is her Prompt #2. I was intensely drawn to it.

The colors are bleak, overcasts of lingering dull clouds, with fruitless trees. The crows are swirling close by, reiterating the darkness and death like feel to the image. The trees are bare, cold, and naked, exposed. There’s prints in the snow, an aimless wonderer, with no sense of direction.

When I was experiencing the darkest of my mental illness, life felt everything like this image. I cared not for anything around me. I was alone, cold, and suffering, as if the world could see my labels. My ambition died. My excitement for life died. Crows swarmed my mind, waiting on the next kill… I wondered through days, with zero sense of purpose or intention. The overhead clouds were gravely thick, promising to stick around and make me miserable.

I felt trapped, lost, forbidden, forgotten, and alone.

NAMASTÈ 🙏🏼

One Word Sunday: Simplicity

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Evelyn’s job required her to travel. In the hustle and chaos of packing, unpacking, checking in and out, the airport times and airplane tight seating, her anxiety was a frequent companion. She’s gotten better with managing it all, thanks to Dr Hopkin’s prescription.

Occasionally, though, she’d be due to land in an area such as Pabneukirchen, Austria. Such a place was wonderfully welcoming, with it’s townspeople kind and friendly. The rolling hills and slow placed living helped Evelyn calm her spirit. She always yearned for the reminder of life’s simplicity. Her breathing returned to normal; and, she felt such relief.

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This was formulated for Debbie Symth’s One Word Sunday.

Sunday In Cleveland

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Perfect afternoon:

Weather is warm, but cool. The sun feels fantastic! There’s not a cloud in the sky.

I’m by myself, able to sleep and watch tv, window shop and relax without much stress.

The park is busy but not so much where I couldn’t find a place to sit. The city skyline is amazing.

I’m in such peace. I’m so thankful!

Word of the Day Challenge: Substitute

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Standing in front of the mirror,

She decided it’s time for change,

Toxic will be removed,

Thoughts rearranged.

She said with full confidence,

As she reviewed her reflection,

The labels are coming off,

No more self rejection.

No more body shaming,

No more self sabotage

No unnecessary blaming.

She made a declaration,

To substitute the hurt with good.

To live a more honest life.

As she always knew she should.

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This is formulated for The Word of the Day Challenge. You can read more about it here.

Accepting What Is

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I don’t know how. I don’t know why.

A situation, such as this, requires one thing… acceptance.

We’ve all been in a situation where we’ve just had to accept the truth. Sometimes, the truth is difficult. Sometimes, the truth is positive and we struggle to believe it.

Why do you struggle with accepting?

Insecurity? Rejection? Disowning? Fear? Bitterness? Anger? Abuse?

When we face the “why”, we can heal apart of ourselves. Healing can open new doors; and, create opportunities for beautiful beginnings.

Pre-Pride Disclaimer

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So, June is Pride Month! Speaking for myself, my sexuality is and always has been “not straight”! It doesn’t matter which it is, that’s not anyone’s business but mine.

Humans feel this need to judge what we don’t understand. (Oddly, the government is the least we judge but rather trust, and we don’t understand… Topic for another day.) My blog is a “safe place.” It’s for everyone. There won’t be any passive aggressive shit or fighting going on.

I am proud of who I am. I have been this way since I was born. I didn’t wake up one day, or expierence something (some idiotic theory’s going around that the majority of homosexuals have been sexually assaulted or abused, which caused a transformation.) that just “turned me” this way.

To all of you who question that, let me say this… it’s OUR life… our reality!! We had to accept this socially unacceptable life… as our truth. We had to step out knowingly how rejected and condemned we’ll be, and begin to live our true selves. If you think we CHOSE this life, as difficult as it is, then you really don’t understand.

My profile will support MY IDENTITY during pride month. If you don’t feel mature enough to “appreciate our differences” , then I invite you to unfollow me now.

Word of the Day Challenge: Delicious

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This is created for The Word of the Day Challenge.

I’m not one to try exotic new foods, more in fear of how my body will react to it. When I have something that I LOVE, however; such as fresh fruit, or a Duncan Donuts Strawberry Banana Smoothie, I savor every last morsal! Haha, isn’t that how we all should do every bit to life, though? The delicious taste of life is such sweetness. It should be lived in all it’s luscious, colorful, and delightful glory. That’s my opinion.

Trapped – Human Performance Psychology

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Fabulous blog post & excellent therapeutic blog site 🌅🧡

When people come to therapy, they’re often consumed by an almost-visible string of old injuries – a hypercritical parent, a missed opportunity, a horrible breakup. And, when I point out to them that they’ve got some past pain stuck on their shoe, their reaction is almost universally the same: “I’ve been trying to understand why…
— Read on humanperformancepsychology.com/2019/04/13/trapped/

Tuesday Thoughts

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This is powerful huh?!

Good Morning ~ Happy Tuesday! I’m sipping my coffee ( Seattle’s Best Port Blend is my favorite!!)

This image really caught my attention! My fears are just as aggressive and dangerously inhibiting as these alligators! I’m sure you can relate.

Thankfully, when we recognize the alligators in the swamp, we can hold on to faith and hope to keep us. I personally believe I would literally lose my mind if not for my faith.

What are these ideas anyway?

Hope is believing in what can’t be seen.

Faith is believing the unseen to come to being!

They’re might might ideas… and they’re for everyone. Spiritual, religious, atheist or whatever.

If we all practiced putting hope in situations and faith into ourselves, I know we’d build self confidence and overcome. I know we’d be victorious and feel proud.

Maybe it’s worth a try? Maybe the possibility is worth another chance? I know you’re worth having faith. I know you’re worth keeping hope!

A Time 4 Healing

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The universal alignment showed me this as soon as I opened Pinterest. Is it a sign? I’d like to believe so. The saying goes,

” It’s always darkest before the dawn.”

So this evening, as I say farwell to one of the hardest weekends I’ve been through, I look forward to these coming days of healing.

How about all of you? Does anyone feel a sense of transition in the midst? Anyone feel a sense of change in a situation? I pray that healing patches up all the hurt you carry. I pray that you recognize the light shining and allow yourself the new opportunities your future is meant to have.

Namastè Sweet Souls

Guh. Not a Good Day (yet!)

©️2019Nova

Have you ever felt a low that just silences your entire existence?

The one that says “Is this you again, complaining about your woes and dreds? No one cares, especially since today’s a national holiday, remembering those who sacrificed hella lot more than you have… So stop your bitching!”

No? Oh… That’s good! I wouldn’t wish that for you, because it doesn’t feel good.

This spiritual war, the good verses the evil that coexists… Is EXHAUSTING for hsps. As soon as I feel I’m on the upside, a wave of utter disbelief will challenge my foundation of stability.

Right now, I’ve had more doors slammed in my face in the past two weeks than I can remember of a lifetime. The most unthinkable hurtful things I never dreamed of happening are actually happening. The injustice and mistreatment is thick with people’s problems that of which they blame me.

Sure, I accept that when I’m doing well, evil will be a stronger force to reckon with, but so much at once leaves a person shaking with Anxiety. This has for me.

I’m typically super strong. I’m typically the hand that’s lifting others up… Right now, I’m angry and I’m tired. Tired of fighting to justify myself. I’m tired of fighting to get ahead and financially secure. I’m tired of repeating myself. I’m tired of who expecting “loved ones” to treat me like family. I’m tired of questioning myself if I’m a fuck up with something seriously wrong. I’m tired of being the strong one all the time. I’m tired of all this coming at me at once. I’m just tired.

Yes, of course I know this will pass. Things will change. Things will get better. I know I need to apply some self care. I know prayer will help. Right now, in this moment… I just hear my mind saying you have no family. You don’t have any closer friends to visit you. Your complicated love life is because you don’t deserve something normal. You’re not meant to get financially ahead but rather always struggle… And you just suck and no one likes you.

And if I don’t post about my “stuff”, or tag anyone in tweets… I’m invisible. No one asks.. Maybe it’s assumed I’m just ok.